TALKS

Matthew Shlomowitz – Graveyard and Slot (with guest appearance)
Wednesday 17 March 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Matthew Shlomowitz will discuss ways he sets up a quasi-theatrical scenario through music and sound, without recourse to image or text, in his recent …
Lisa Streich – Performance Precarity
Wednesday 10 March 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] How is it possible to enter a different cosmos of time beside our very own time and life? What is that limbo that we …
Simon Holt – Three Pieces
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Simon Holt is a composer whose music demands unusual commitment from his interpreters – his intricate sound-worlds often comprise complex, rich textures, offset by …
Leo Chadburn – Found Text, Speaking Voices, Self Portraits
Leo Chadburn talks about his work from the last decade: music that is concerned with the musicality and theatricality of the speaking voice, found text, lists and stream-of-consciousness writing. He has drawn …
Kathy Hinde – Re-wilding Water Data
BSAD have sound artist and Bath Spa graduate Kathy Hinde visiting on Monday 22 February at 5pm, and the session is open to everyone. To join, use this link: https://meet.google.com/rpv-aaes-yqw Kathy will share …
Hardi Kurda – Listening to found scores
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 12-2pm, online via Minerva. Exploring the ready-made scores through speculative listening to create sound compositions that demands other listening spaces. A Kurdish composer, improviser and sound artist, Hardi …
Liza Lim – Musical chimeras: on ecological thinking and symbiotic effects in ‘Sex Magic’ (2020)’, aka making scores that prioritise the contact noise between performer and instrument, and how structure follows sensation
Wednesday 26 January, 12-2pm (online via Minerva) Lim’s Sex Magic was premiered by American flutist Claire Chase on Dec 18 2020 and livestreamed from The Kitchen in New York. It is a …
Tom Johnson – 12-Tone Music Today
Wednesday 20 January 2021, 12-2pm [Online via Minerva] Tom Johnson discusses his latest mathematical music, not with 12-tone rows, but with (12,4,3) block designs. The 12 notes all have equal importance, but …
Jock McKenzie
Wednesday 13 January [online via Minerva] Jock McKenzie is leading composer of educational music, specialising particularly in brass and wind. In this short presentation, Jock will talk about his approach to writing …
Cathy Lane: The stories we tell….. and are told
Wednesday 6 January, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] For a long time I considered my work to be about the relationship between sound, history and memory, using recorded spoken word and field recordings …
Cat Hope: Animated Graphic notations for electro/acoustic and collaborative works
Wednesday 9 December, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] In this presentation, Australian composer and performer Cat Hope talks about her animated notation practice and how it is used to facilitate the inclusion of …
Thor Magnusson – Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic and Signal Inscriptions
In this talk I will present resent research that explores how contemporary music technologies trace their ancestry to previous forms of instruments and media. I will look at how new digital music …
Anna Meredith
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Anna will be chatting through some of the range of projects she’s worked on in recent years including opening up her work beyond commissioned …
Michael Maierhof: Specific Objects
Wednesday 18 November 2020, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Some of my music includingsome general thoughts about:Instruments as objectsandObjects as instrumentsAbout composing pitches versus composing sound complexes, composing video, composing light, composing performance. …
Aaron Cassidy: A way of making ghosts
Wednesday 11 November, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Aaron Cassidy will discuss two recent quartets based on the work of the painter Gerhard Richter—Self-Portrait, Three Times, Standing (15.3.1991–20.3.1991) (2018–19) and Self-Portrait, 1996 (2020)—that …
Graham Fitkin
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Graham Fitkin talks about his compositions and long-standing musical inclinations, including use of patterns, information flow and juxtaposition. Along the way excerpts from a …
Daniel Kidane – Together in Difference: Transnational Identity in New Music
Wednesday 21 October, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Following his recent articles for The Guardian and BMC, composer Daniel Kidane discusses his recent compositional practice in relation to his mixed heritage and identity, …
Emily Hall – Adventures in word setting
Wednesday 14 October, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Everything from why I started working with words, how working with words allowed me to find my musical voice, how I choose texts, how I …
Ryoko Akama
Wednesday 7 October 2020, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Ryoko Akama will present some recent projects, and will consider the way her work has developed over recent months without the possibility of live performance.  Ryoko Akama …
Laurence Crane
Wednesday 30 September 2020, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Composer Laurence Crane will show a selection of his music. Drawing on over 35 years of work in composition, he will talk about some …